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  Reply # 1709609 25-Jan-2017 20:38
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timmmay:

 

I already had my hot water wired behind a ripple control system, and I assume the smart meter should be smart enough to distinguish between standard and night rate. Flick arranged my smart meter install. I emailed Flick, I'll report back anything interesting I find.

 

 

It sounds dumb, but there's a very good chance you'll need to pay for a physical visit for someone to reprogram your meter in order to be metered separately for controlled night and uncontrolled usage (yes you would think network-connected smart meters could be updated remotely...). It may even require a bit of rewiring if you weren't originally wired to have water heating billed separately.


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  Reply # 1710725 27-Jan-2017 15:53
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Wellington Electricity have added a FAQ about the nite (night) rates.

 

Available on the page here,

 

https://welectricity.co.nz/disclosures/pricing/2016-pricing/

 

Direct link to pdf

 

https://welectricity.co.nz/dmsdocument/101

 

 


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  Reply # 1710873 27-Jan-2017 21:55
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dolsen:

 

Wellington Electricity have added a FAQ about the nite (night) rates.

 

Available on the page here,

 

https://welectricity.co.nz/disclosures/pricing/2016-pricing/

 

Direct link to pdf

 

https://welectricity.co.nz/dmsdocument/101

 

 

 

 

Well we are seriously considering an EV for our next car but how on earth do they know someone has one or not


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  Reply # 1710910 27-Jan-2017 22:57
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xlinknz:

 

We seriously considering an EV for our next car but how on earth do they know someone has one or not

 

 

Prehaps by requiring copy of the registration showing the car details, owner name matching the electricity account, and the address matching the account address or something similar.

 

It doesn't sound that hard to limit it really.


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  Reply # 1713099 31-Jan-2017 09:25
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I'm interested in switching from Powershop to Flick.

 

I've downloaded all of my half-hourly smart meter data for 2016 and I'm running a back-calculation in Excel to work out what I would have paid for this power had I been with Flick.

 

I'm located in Christchurch. Can anyone confirm which specific exit node I need to use for the wholesale price component?

 

Looking at the WITS historic data for final prices I can choose from ISL2201, ISL0331 or ISL0661.

 

I've guessed ISL2201 so far and on that basis it looks like I would have saved about $300 last year.

 

Thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 1713123 31-Jan-2017 09:49
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ashtonaut:

 

I'm interested in switching from Powershop to Flick.

 

I've downloaded all of my half-hourly smart meter data for 2016 and I'm running a back-calculation in Excel to work out what I would have paid for this power had I been with Flick.

 

I'm located in Christchurch. Can anyone confirm which specific exit node I need to use for the wholesale price component?

 

Looking at the WITS historic data for final prices I can choose from ISL2201, ISL0331 or ISL0661.

 

I've guessed ISL2201 so far and on that basis it looks like I would have saved about $300 last year.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

Plug your address (or ICP if you have that) into this webpage and it will give you all the registry information about your property. Including the POC (GXP) that you are connected to for reconciliation purposes.


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  Reply # 1713127 31-Jan-2017 09:51
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Perfect - thanks a lot. Looks like I should be using ISL0661. Time to re-do the calculations...

 

Edit: For the record, my results are as follows:

 

We have a dual meter setup with hot water heating on a controlled meter (only on at night).

 

Total 2016 usage: 8315 kWh

 

Powershop actual cost: $1,830, or 22c/kWh

 

Flick calculated cost (standard user): $1,556 or 18.7c/kWh

 

Flick calculated cost (low user): $1,493 or $18.0c/kWh

 

Looks like I'll be changing over...


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  Reply # 1713129 31-Jan-2017 09:58
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ashtonaut:

 

Perfect - thanks a lot. Looks like I should be using ISL0661. Time to re-do the calculations...

 

 

The price difference between the two should be next to nothing (I'd expect less than  few cents) given the node itself is Islington and there is an interconnecting TX between the two pricing points.


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  Reply # 1713183 31-Jan-2017 10:51
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Yeah, it only made a few dollars difference over the whole year.


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  Reply # 1713634 1-Feb-2017 07:36
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timmmay:

 

Rappelle:

 

 

 

It's not really Flick's issue. Their main proposition is passing on the costs and clipping the ticket while still saving you money (generally). Frustration should be aimed at Wellington Electricity.

 

 

I can't communicate with WE, just Flick.

 

 

 

 

Of course you can communicate with WE. They have pricing plans they want the retailer to pass on, undiluted, and this is what Flick does. WE pricing plans are archaic and consumers should be telling them so or they will not change.


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  Reply # 1713655 1-Feb-2017 08:10
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Well, I could email them, but what do they care about one person? WE is owned by a Hong Kong based investment fund, their focus will be making money, not trying to save money for consumers. This is one of the downsides of having critical infrastructure sold - private companies may be more efficient, but have different drivers than government.





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  Reply # 1713662 1-Feb-2017 08:25
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timmmay:

 

Well, I could email them, but what do they care about one person? WE is owned by a Hong Kong based investment fund, their focus will be making money, not trying to save money for consumers. This is one of the downsides of having critical infrastructure sold - private companies may be more efficient, but have different drivers than government.

 

 

 

 

That position seems far too cynical and, in this case, self-defeating. In New Zealand, we seem to be too quick to write off valid and useful options. If we don't make the effort then to tell the people who work for WE then we might have denied them an opportunity to understand and act.

 

I've met people who work at WE. I was impressed by their passion and efforts to make things better here in Wellington. They never mentioned that the owners control their daily work.


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  Reply # 1720386 15-Feb-2017 08:33
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Potentially the single largest pricing spike I've seen:

 

 

Thought I'd let you know just in case you're in the affected area. I wonder what is going on?





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  Reply # 1720390 15-Feb-2017 08:37
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That is rather large. You'd have to wonder if there's some distribution problem specific to the region, or some strange anomaly in the market.





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  Reply # 1720397 15-Feb-2017 08:48
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I'll see you, and raise you Christchurch this last Monday morning:

 


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